We went to Buffalo Ridge as a group of 5 friends for a short weekend trip. Some of us had been on safari before but three in our group had their first game drives ever at Madikwe. This is a great place to see all the animals in just 2 days! Elephant herds, lion prides, cheetah families, a rhino, loads of zebra and giraffes. Sometimes the water buffalo do come up to a little watering hole below the main deck of the lodge. The lodge itself was pretty standard lodge safari. Bed and shower were both fine for a night or two. Food was good but not great--that is the part that could be improved on, we had much better food at other lodges around SA and Botswana.